Check cleanliness objectively
When placing the order with the logistician/carrier, the industry should define exactly which standard should be used for cleaning. This is the only way to ensure that transport hygiene can be safely maintained.
As a rule, extensive contracts are concluded between the industry and the logistics or transport company, in which agreements are also made on the cleanliness of the transport container and the verification. In reality, many producers still rely on different cleaning documents without checking what the individual information in the documents means in detail and how exactly "the container is clean" is defined.
Many of these documents make a qualified impression at first glance, which unfortunately does not stand up to closer examination. For example, the ECD, which has been established for years. Cleaning codes used here may be sufficient for cleaning chemical transport containers. These codes are hardly suitable for the hygiene requirements that are needed when transporting food or feed. Because the definition of an ECD states the cleanliness of the transport cask: "The cask is clean if, when inspecting through the manhole, no optical soiling can be seen in the interior of the cask and no smell of cleaning agents or the last product can be perceived".
This "so-called definition of clean" is far from the usual requirements for cleanliness and hygiene in production plants. We therefore strongly recommend all producers to insist that defined ENFIT cleaning programs are applied. In order to protect themselves from contamination, loaders and unloaders should check critical areas themselves for cleanliness and hygiene before loading or unloading, for example with the CleanCard PRO.
ENFIT recommends its members the validated hygiene indicator test Clean Card PRO for a simple but also quick and effective check of the cleaning result. See the details in the ENFIT Guideline.
Producers, cleaning stations and logisticians can obtain the Clean Card PRO from our ENFIT member: amfora health care GmbH, Am Freibad 2, 92342 Freystadt - www.amfora-health-care.de
Enter the discount code "ENFIT SUPPORTER 2022" when ordering and you will receive a special ENFIT discount of 10%.